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rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:32 PM
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Obama backs Lieberman against the wall (confronts him on Senate Floor)
Edited on Wed Jun-04-08 06:39 PM by rndmprsn
http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/15766.htm...

Joe Lieberman, fully embracing his role as a Republican attack dog, took the lead in a GOP conference call this morning to attack Barack Obamas Middle East policy. On the call, organized by far-right Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Lieberman argued, weakly, that Obama holds the U.S. responsible for Irans strength in the region...

...Obama, apparently, didnt care for Liebermans comments, so much so that the Democratic presidential nominee confronted Lieberman directly on the Senate floor this afternoon. Subscription-only Roll Call reported:

During a Senate vote Wednesday, Obama dragged Lieberman by the hand to a far corner of the Senate chamber and engaged in what appeared to reporters in the gallery as an intense, three-minute conversation.

While it was unclear what the two were discussing, the body language suggested that Obama was trying to convince Lieberman of something and his stance appeared slightly intimidating.

Using forceful, but not angry, hand gestures, Obama literally backed up Lieberman against the wall, leaned in very close at times, and appeared to be trying to dominate the conversation, as the two talked over each other in a few instances.

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CAN I GET AN AMEN?!

OBAMA08
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:33 PM
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1. Excellent! These fools aren't gonna get one over on our nominee!!!
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:35 PM
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2. Too bad he's running for Pres...
it would be funny to see Lieberman get the shit kicked out of him.

I know, I know... that isn't Obama's style. Still, I like to fantasize.
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:35 PM
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3. GOBAMA!
Stick it to Traitor Joe!
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:35 PM
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4. Betcha Holy Joe had to go change his panties after that discussion
I don't think Obama is going to be one to take a lot of shit from these losers.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:31 PM
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73. Oy
vey.
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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:56 AM
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115. I think not
Joe is an independent and needs nothing from Obama. Obama one the other hand, needs his vote.
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9119495 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:24 AM
Response to Reply #115
119. Not that vote. He can just get a different one.
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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:37 AM
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235. Let me explain
There is this thing called a filibuster, and you need 60 votes to overcome it...

Get it?
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katerinasmommy Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:43 AM
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124. Nonsense
Obama needs his vote for what? There's gonna be a Dem landslide in the Senate in the Fall and Joementum will be losing any clout he had. Even the Repubs think that the Dems get more seats om Congress.


Kick his whiny little ass Barack!
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:43 PM
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140. Welcome to DU!
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 12:44 PM by StClone
Hey katerinasmommy nice to see you here and I agree heartily with no need for Joe. One DUer had a discussion with Lieberman and said of him "he could have used a Mentos (halitosis)" So maybe its JoeNoMentos.
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katerinasmommy Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:19 PM
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144. Thanks! Good to be here! n/t
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Cosmocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 05:50 AM
Response to Reply #124
219. Fact is ... IF it works out ...
Does Joe Lieberman want president Obama running around campaining for Ned Lamont in four years ???

Joementum is a little itch that, HOPEFULLY is going to get scratched one of these days ...
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:25 AM
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229. Well since Lieberman ran as under a different banner after losing the Dem primary
There is no reason for any Democrat stumping for Lieberman.

And that would be so sweet!
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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:45 AM
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239. Maybe
Depends if Dems get to 60 in the Senate. If they do, I agree--Joe is toast. If they are at 58 or 59 though, Joe becomes more powerful than ever.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:13 PM
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143. Obama needs Lieberman's vote? For what?
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:58 PM
Response to Reply #143
165. He won't be getting it in the general election
So for what will he need Lieberman?

Hopefully, we will also increase our majority in the Senate by a strong enough margin to make him as inconsequential as he deserves to be.
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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:34 AM
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232. To get to 60 votes
Edited on Fri Jun-06-08 11:36 AM by Nederland
There is this little thing called a filibuster you see...
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 02:03 PM
Response to Reply #115
150. No he doesn't. Plus it's clear Lieberman will be siding with the Republicans.
He's CAMPAIGNING with McCain right now!

Why do we need him? He's already on the other side, he's too far gone.

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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #115
153. Lieberman has essentially switched parties. He's a Bush toadie.
He needed to be told to back off and sit DOWN! Looks like Obama did it.
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Night_Nurse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:13 AM
Response to Reply #153
215. yep. nt
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rambler_american Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 04:47 AM
Response to Reply #153
217. To the dark side
he switched.
Come to think of it, he looks a little like Jar Jar Binks who was used by the Dark Side for his vote.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:49 PM
Response to Reply #115
162. Joe is independent only in the sense that his first and
probably 2nd and 3rd priorities are soley Joe. He is virtually independent of any conscience or concern beyond what he perceives as good for Joe.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:16 PM
Response to Reply #115
166. thats like saying he wont get Tom Delay's vote
:wtf:
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Buck Rabbit Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #115
180. Joe can lose all his committee standings after November.
Obama isn't getting his vote anyway, so Lieberman's rank as a majority committee head can be stripped by the Dems.
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DWilliamsamh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 07:29 AM
Response to Reply #115
223. After November Joe's power will be gone.
The only reason he has any power after tacitly stabbing his voters in the back, is because the Senate is tied. Once the Dems have a majority larger than one (including Lieberman as R-Conn) he will be treated as the scum bag he is.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:23 AM
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228. Independent my ass!! Excuse my thoughts about Lieberman.
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:53 PM
Response to Reply #4
208. I'll bet they were talking Climate Change, but not necessarily the Climate Bill.
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 11:54 PM by The Village Idiot
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Grinchie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 03:56 AM
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216. Joe Lieberman wears Depends brand Incontinence briefs.
In fact, He's relieveing himself right now!
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 07:46 AM
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226. Thank GOD!
It's WAAAAAY past the time for ignoring the incredible stupidity/dishonesty that passes in front of us on a daily basis, while we look on and scream for someone, anyone, to call it out!

This clown has skated on this kind of pro-repunk bullshit for too long. Reid needs to toss Liebershit out on his ass!
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:36 PM
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5. What else can I say but "I so have a man crush on Obama right now".
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:03 PM
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14. You too, huh? n/t
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 07:44 AM
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225. I'll make it 3 for 3..
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redstate_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:39 PM
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6. Damn I love that man!
Get 'em Barack! If Liarberman thought he could front off Obama on radio and not have to come correct later, he had another thing coming. They better not take Obama's kindness for granted or as weakness. He is from Chicago after all.

GOBAMA!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:41 PM
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7. About time Holy Joe got a talking to
K&R
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:26 PM
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135. OMG McBushCain might make Joe L his running mate!
I expect McBush will need Joe to nudge him every hour.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:45 PM
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8. He'll probably tell everyone Obama intimidated him...
He's such a twerp.
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BearSquirrel2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:14 PM
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129. No this would be good ...

Obama being intimidating would be good for his image. Faux News will probably spin it as him "deranged" or "erratic".

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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:46 PM
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9. I wonder if Lieberman hates what he has become?
I tend to think not, as self-absorbed jerks rarely do.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:11 PM
Response to Reply #9
25. He cares not, NoMoJoe is more important than the people he 'represents'.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:07 PM
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50. consciously
or deep down inside?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:46 PM
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158. Deleted message
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:49 PM
Response to Reply #158
173. The term I was looking for was "a tool" n/t
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:16 PM
Response to Reply #158
177. And that makes him more of a traitor than his switching from Dee to Eye
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:47 PM
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10. Amen, Amin
:kick:
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:49 PM
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11. I used to worry that "unify America" meant being nice to Repub attack dogs
Guess that isn't the case, thank heavens.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:49 PM
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12. If there's anything more disgusting looking than Joe Lieberman, please inform me right now
It's bad enough that his last dentist switched his upper teeth with his lowers, but why the fuck doesn't he use a little whitener instead of flashing those grimacing things in our faces everytime he pukes his BS on TV?
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:34 PM
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58. Actually there is, McSame is even more disgusting.
Imagine having to look at those two if Holy Joe is crowned as McSame's veep.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:41 PM
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139. ROFL
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:33 PM
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145. Dick Cheney is far more disgusting...
I don't think he's human.
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Carolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 06:40 AM
Response to Reply #145
222. but ya have to give Cheney his props for
loyalty to his party, if nothing else.

LIEberman, on the other hand, is despicable on so many levels: spoiled loser who went independent, Israel firster, traitor to his party, whiner... a truly loathesome little weasel.
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:41 PM
Response to Reply #12
204. The Chimp in Chief awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 06:59 PM
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13. AMEN!!!
About fucking time that scumbag Lieberman was taken to the woodshed.

GOBAMA!!!!
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:04 PM
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15. That's the kind of candidate we need!
One that calls them on their BS immediately and personally. Holy Joe will probably think twice about pulling a farce like he did again.
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:05 PM
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16. Whoa.
I want Barack on my side.
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:05 PM
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17. AMEN!!
'"literally backed up LIEberman against the wall' :thumbsup:

Oh Jeeze, now that song, 'Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother' is stuck in my head. Crap!
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #17
60. "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother" is a real song?
ROFL, I hadn't heard that. Sounds hilarious, but I'm not sure I really wanna know the lyrics!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:43 PM
Response to Reply #60
65. Oh you must be kidding
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:57 PM
Response to Reply #60
67. .
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:32 PM
Response to Reply #67
136. This is the version to watch

Better sound quality, and funny background images during the song. Plus a message from President Willy Nelson at the end. :D
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:51 AM
Response to Reply #60
89. The Lost Gonzo Band
Jerry Jeff Walker / Ray Wylie Hubbard

And it's up against the wall Redneck Mother,
Mother, who has raised her son so well.
He's thirty-four and drinking in a honky tonk.
Just kicking hippies asses and raising hell.


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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #60
151. Wonder if they're better than
"Get Your Tongue Out of My Mouth, I'm Trying to Kiss You Goodbye"

:shrug:

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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:05 PM
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18. I'm picturing a jock vs. nerd image.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:07 PM
Response to Reply #18
20. This would be the nerd putting the jock in his goddamn place.
Edited on Wed Jun-04-08 07:07 PM by Occam Bandage
About time Democrats stood up to political bullies.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:07 PM
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21. Physically, I mean.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:10 PM
Response to Reply #18
24. I have a more Gandalf the White vs. Grima Wormtongue image.
"Be silent! Keep your forked tongue behind you teeth. I have not passed through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm!"
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:11 PM
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26. I've never seen Lord of the Rings.
:hide:
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newmajority Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:26 PM
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55. FREEPER!!11!11!!!
We knew you would out yourself eventually. Freeps didn't see the Lord of the Rings movies because they were "Satanic" :evilgrin:
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:48 AM
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98. HOLY SHIT I'M A REPUBLICAN!!!!
I've never seen Lord Of The Rings or any of the Star Wars movies-I'm proud to say...
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:58 PM
Response to Reply #26
69. It isn't any good anyway. The book is much better.
:hide:
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jakem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:36 AM
Response to Reply #69
109. not ANOTHER fucking LOTR debate!!!

back to the politics all of you!
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:23 AM
Response to Reply #69
118. yes, the rest of the world is wrong and you're right.
There, we've settled that. Let's move one.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 09:26 AM
Response to Reply #26
105. I absolutely hated Lord of the Rings. nt
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:31 PM
Response to Reply #26
169. Seen? It was actually a book trilogy first
The movie is a pale imitation (at best) of the original.
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 06:25 AM
Response to Reply #169
221. The books were published in 1950's. Much has been said about the
possible connection between WW1 and WW2 and the similarities in plot in the Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy.

I can tell you, as along time fan of the books, I very much looked forward to full length adult oriented non-animated versions of the tale.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:11 PM
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27. That is a fitting comparison. lol
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Shae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:23 PM
Response to Reply #24
54. That's perfect . . .
although someone observed that Harold Ickes looks an awful lot like Wormtongue, and I think that was spot on too.
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:17 AM
Response to Reply #24
116. Bwahaha too true too true
I have a more Gandalf the White vs. Grima Wormtongue image.
Posted by Liberal Veteran
"Be silent! Keep your forked tongue behind you teeth. I have not passed through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm!"


WTG Obama!
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:06 PM
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19. For all the doubters: 'Unity' has never meant 'with the people trying to divide us.'
Rather, "unity" means "uniting the majority of Americans against the people trying to exploit division."

Joe Lieberman, for instance.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:23 PM
Response to Reply #19
35. That realization was one of several things
that turned me from a "soft" Obama supporter to a strong Obama supporter.
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:50 PM
Original message
I think reading the OP of this thread just did it for me.
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:50 PM
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181. I think reading the OP of this thread just did it for me.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 08:09 PM
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46. Yes, well said
Nor is "unity" about compromising our principles.

It *is* about an attitude, a willingness to hear people of differing opinions out. And obama, I think has already demonstrated that that's his style.

But Lieberman has no idea what the term means.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 08:28 PM
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48. You may need to post that as a separate thread!
Excellent, excellent point! I'm so glad we have a conclusive and current example that everyone can understand to refute that line of B.S.
:thumbsup:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:32 PM
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74. Thank you, that needed to be
clarified.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:51 PM
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163. DING DING DING We have a winner!!! Exactly right.
Man, stop stealing my mind-thoughts....

:rofl:
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:47 AM
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210. Isn't that the truth?
That's what I've seen all along. Obama hasn't gotten this far without being tough as nails. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
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Hart2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:07 PM
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22. Wasn't Holy Joe a mentor to Obama in the Senate?
I thought there was a personal friendship there.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:12 PM
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28. Not this shit again....
Every new member of the Senate is assigned a "mentor". Do you need me to explain how that works, or can you put on your Big Boy pants and look it up for yourself?


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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:12 PM
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29. Joe was assigned to be Obama's "mentor." Every incoming Congressman gets
a veteran to show them the ropes--where to go, where the offices are, when to be where, etc. They don't get to pick. The two never had a relationship closer than a few days of, "So Harry Reid's office is there, and that's where my office is, and this lunch bar serves a great chicken salad, and..."

Any claims that Joe was a mentor in anything but name, or that the two had a working relationship past Obama's first several days in office, is either misled or is misleading.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 02:17 PM
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152. what you want to bet 90% of the time
it was a lieberman staffer handing Obama a map of the building??
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mckeown1128 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:09 PM
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23. lol Obama using the Johnson treatment....
I love it.
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:57 AM
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95. That was my thought too! Channeling LBJ!
:spank:
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:13 PM
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30. the great thing is, Joe is a coward, egging on whichever bully he thinks is on top
I hope Obama made him his bitch.
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:16 PM
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31. I want photos or at least, an artistic rendition - nt
.
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Diamonique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 08:04 PM
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44. This article has one photo from today's "conversation"
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 08:24 PM
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47. Here it is

Obama is seething. :D
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:31 PM
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72. LIeberman is soiling his drawers.
:rofl:
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:05 AM
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90. LIEberman is SCARED! I've studied body language and he's shitting bricks..
there's a frightening blacka man who has real power in his face, probably telling him, "I'm taking over shrimp, and I got 40 More just like ME (Democrats) gonna be Flooding this place, right here in the Senate alone.. Your time as a goddam yellowdog is Through bub.. No more, 'oH gee, what if Joe throws Congress to the Republicans' - that shit ends today.. So from now On when I say SHIT all I want to hear from you is 'How Much?' and 'wHat Color?!'.. Get it? I knew you would.."

I LOVE This Guy! No Bullshit, and about damn Time!

GoBama!
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:49 PM
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183. I think you're spot on Symbolman
this man Obama has the masses and now the power, and he doesn't seem opposed to using it. I like :) I especially like the first one he picked out of the crowd. Hope he does a little more leaning on the dem congress critters too.
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:11 PM
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188. Yep,
we need a Sane and Just person taking these creeps out behind the woodshed and tanning their asses, this nearly a religious experience that I've longed for, as have others it appears..

"Mr Smith goes to Washington" mixed with "Walking Tall" ( for the youngsters a film where a backwoods newly elected sheriff walked around caving in heads with a 4 by 4 until the bad boys Behaved..) :)

Good, enjoyed your post as well..
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:22 PM
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193. DAMN STRAIGHT!
Gobama!

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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:09 AM
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212. I wish he could have knee-capped the little prick, but it would be bad form
besides, the little asshole is too short to do it properly :)
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:21 PM
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132. self-deleting repeat post
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 12:23 PM by funflower
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:22 PM
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133. Joe is planning his retirement.
Either that or watch President Obama campaign for his DEMOCRATIC opponent in the next election.
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:41 PM
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138. That picture says it all.
You can tell that Joe knows that he just stepped in some shit that he wishes he never started.
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FunMe Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 02:59 PM
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154. LIEberman looks scared!
I love it!

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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:39 PM
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196. There is a new sheriff in town
Obama, "Listen you little shit from now on when I say jump you f***ing jump ... because
your days as a whining little turd are over."

Joe L., "ah ah ah ah please don't hit me."

Obama, "Now when the press asks if anything happened what are you gonna say?"

Joe L., "We were just talking .... nu nu nu nothing happen ... Barack"

Obama, "That is Senator Mr. Obama to you Joey."

Joe L., "Yes, sir Senator Mr. Obama .... can I change my underwear now?"
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:18 PM
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32. That goes a long way on my Obama meter.
That's the kind of post I like to see/hear! For the FIRST time I can say..GO OBAMA! Pat's self on back!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:21 PM
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34. There you go Auntie Bush.....
coming right along.

He's gonna make you proud in not too soon. You'll see. He will be like none you have experienced before. Just watch and listen. He's brilliant in the art of good politics.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:02 PM
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49. I 'm sure you are right!
I don't see how we can go wrong with a super majority veto proof congress. We should be able to get liberal legislation passed to out hearts content and that's exciting. I'm sure he'll go down in history as the greatest president ever! I just wish it was a woman! And it's been hard to take all the Hillary bashing on DU. :( We didn't have to experience that when Clark was running and leaving...and that was tough enough to let go. My hopes of a Hillary/Clark ticket have been dashed :( and he's not mentioned often as a possible VP for Obama...double whammy! The fact that he was a Hillary supporter doesn't help.

I'm trying to warm up and I have faith he'll be a great president...but it's been difficult and I can't wait for all this fighting to be over. I just need more time and I'm still in mourning. :cry: Remember how it was?
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faithfulcitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:38 PM
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62. I remember. And I remember when Clark endorsed Kerry & went stumping right away. Wish Hillary would.
It took me a while to accept that, but seeing Clark work his butt off for Dems all over makes me admire him even more. Take heart though, Clark is mentioned pretty often I think. I think he and Obama would make a great team. Both brilliant!
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:52 PM
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66. Hillary will...count on it!
Here's to Obama/Clark :beer:
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:34 PM
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76. Hey Auntie.
:hug:
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:46 AM
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86. He really did have to hold back on that kind of thing in the primary
I was concerned that he might keep it up afterwards. Apparently not, and good for him.
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Blarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:19 PM
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33. Thanks for the good news.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:27 PM
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37. Obama appears to be giving him the stank eye in those pics.
:rofl:
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:33 PM
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57. Man, I wouldn't want to f*** with Obama.
Lightweight? Empty suit? I think not. I think some people are going to be very surprised.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 03:13 PM
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155. Oooooh, that first one...
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 03:13 PM by Chulanowa


EXACTLY the look Joe deserves. Fucking mole rat.
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:52 PM
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184. Notice Obama's body language
in the second pic with McCain & Lieberman. That is a very closed posture....it says "you aren't getting your way if it's up to me" type of message. Saw it on my Dad a lot. :)
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:32 AM
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230. Based on those looks. Something might had happened before this.
It looks like there might had been a moment that really ticked off Obama about Lieberman.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:25 PM
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36. AMEN ...K & R
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PermanentRevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:31 PM
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38. Typical angry black male
:hide:

(only kidding, people - don't hurt me!)
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:31 PM
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39. Says it was heated, but not angry. That's Obama for you.
No shock Barack, no drama Obama.
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PermanentRevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:46 PM
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41. He is a class act all the way...
I wish I could live up to his example, but damn, it's hard.
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:47 PM
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160. Would you want to face him when he's angry! Pass.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:44 PM
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40. There you go again, talking to our enemies. n/t
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Norwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:50 PM
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42. Haha Love It!!!!
And it was way overdue
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MrRobotsHolyOrders Donating Member (681 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 07:51 PM
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43. Obama lecturing Lieberman on the new realities of his position
President Obama + serious Democratic Senate Majority= Joe Lieberman's political castration.

And after what the fucking scumbag did to those victimized by Katrina by refusing to have hearings, he should be run from government like the human sack of trash that he is.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 08:07 PM
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45. Oh Amen! nt
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Hatalles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:13 PM
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51. Awesome. I'm picturing an LBJ moment.
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LowerManhattanite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:39 PM
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63. You read my mind, Hatalles!
LBJ was notorious for using his height and bearing to impose his will on people he had to bend to his way of thinking.

I first read about this in Robert Caro's brilliant LBJ bio series Master of The Senate. The move was called The Treatment and LBJ could wield it like a pro. He would just get in your grille and sometimes in a friendly waysometimes not, just kind of intimidate people who needed persuading.

The Treatment One:


The Treatment Two:


The Treatment Three:


You know Lieberman was seething that the Junior senator has managed to outstrip him so thoroughly in just four years. And I hope to God that if Obama is elected that when Joe comes a' calling with hat in hand, that he finds himself relegated to beyond the gates of 1600 Penn with the chesey Polaroid photo hucksters and bogus Washington Monument miniature salesmen.
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:48 PM
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161. Who's the smaller geezer?
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:15 PM
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52. I am DELIGHTED that Obama has the guts to confront an asshole like that ...
Anybody in Liebermann's grill is a friend of mine ...

Yeah: Liebermann voted liberal 90 something percent of the time, but; When it came time to defend the larger ideas, he strayed ....

I am REALLY loving this Obama fella ....
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:30 PM
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71. This Obama fella!
:rofl:

A few months ago in the post office I was chatting with an old White lady at the post office (in line). Because of all the hate at DU, I had the gumption to ask her if she was political and who she was supporting.

Her answer was that she liked that Obama fella! :bounce:

Thanks for the memory Trajan
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:38 PM
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77. I used that form of address to highlight THAT kind of attraction ....
... that Obama will have on gramma's and granpas and other homey types like that ..... My mom might say the same thing ....

And SHE was a Postal Clerk ....

I think the world of Barack Obama, and I deeply impressed with his political acumen .... He ran a great race, and proved his worthiness down the line .... over and over again ....

YEah .. I DO like that Obama fella ....

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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:05 AM
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80. Me too. I chuckle everytime I hear it now :) n/t
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:20 PM
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53. As much as I dislike Joe I don't like to think of Obama doing this.
It is out of character. Maybe I am being to sensitive.
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:36 PM
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61. You are being too sensitive. LIEberman initiated the conversation.
From link provided above by another DUer:

...

Still, Obama and Lieberman seemed to be trying to keep the back-and-forth congenial as they both patted each other on the back during and after the exchange.


...

Lieberman approached Obama for a handshake and a word, and Obama immediately pulled Lieberman into a corner where the two could talk privately. For five minutes the two men engaged in what appeared to be a serious discussion, each wearing somber expressions and emphasizing their words with gestures.

After a few minutes, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), sitting a few feet away with Schumer, shouted to Obama to keep his voice to a minimum and pointed to the gaggle of reporters assembled at the ledge of the press gallery.

The two continued their discussion, then shook hands politely and even shared a half-hug.

...

http://www.myleftnutmeg.com/showDiary.do ;jsessionid=26DF59E8C2A1F15033E136124BBD34AA?diaryId=9723
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:25 AM
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120. With Obama's charm,
He might turn Lieberman back into a Democrat.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:35 AM
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233. Glad Schumer had the sense to warn Obama
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genna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 06:05 AM
Response to Reply #53
220. What would you prefer? Let Joe talk to him from TV highlights.
Politics IS a contact sport.


What did Bill say if you can't put the suit up and put your protective clothes on, you have no business on the field.

I'd prefer Obama get in most of these people's face than have them blather on a television tube about the fact that he is NOT TOUGH ENOUGH. What do they want the man to do, whip out his package and show the world he is a man?


Please spare me.


There is only one way to deal with someone who constantly barks: give them the opportunity to bite. If they decide at that point they don't want to bite, they can join you or you have eliminated them as a potential ally.


Everyone who is currently complaining at present AIPAC, Hillary---white voters with an emphasis on white women, Hispanic people, and other parts of the Democratic coalition want something specific. The louder they complain, the more likely they are to get face time with someone in Obama's campaign. Then depending on the number of people they can bring along, their agenda will be placed within the heart of Obama's campaign. If not, the change we can believe in might actually exclude them and whatever their interest is.

I just read a thread talking about the Daley machine versus the Clinton machine because Obama is no better than the DLC, we are all naive, and we will be disappointed because there is no real progressive out there.


From my point of view, the real party politics happen behind the scene...what gets covered is what people are willing to say to the public at large. We will never have a glass that sees 100% of the time. The press ability to get the right view has been drastically compromised. I'd be surprised if we even get the picture right 30% of the time.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:28 PM
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56. He May Have Just Been Delivering A Message From Someone At AIPAC
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sampsonblk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:36 PM
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59. Good!
We need people of courage to stand up at this moment in history.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:39 PM
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64. Huh-huh-huh-huh-huh....
BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA--gasp---BWA-A-A-HA-HA-A!!
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 10:58 PM
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68. It's a damn shame he couldn't beat the piss out of him.
That's what the bastard deserves.
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:27 AM
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88. Yeah
that's exactly what I thought when I read that. I would have PAID to see that fight. Lieberman is a weasel.
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:34 PM
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202. In Oregon, that'll get him 7 years. Mandatory. Even IF he deserves it.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:36 AM
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234. Might be in Oregon but rules are different in the Senate
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:25 PM
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70. The best news I've heard after a very long day. nt
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:33 PM
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75. Lieberman has turned into the current Zel Miller, (turncoat)
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:39 PM
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78. Oh I would have paid to see THAT!!
Kick LIEberdweeb's a$$.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-04-08 11:41 PM
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79. If anyone needs a hand delivered invitation to the woodshed, it's Lieberman...
he is late, and his session is past due :spank:
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:06 AM
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81. Obama's position on Israel is not that different from Lieberman's
There really isn't a great deal of difference between the two on that issue.
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:20 AM
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117. No not on Israel it's not. But on Iran it's quite different.
Lieberman is with the pukes. Obama is promoting dialogue.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:24 PM
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134. Agreed
Their approaches to Iraq are quite different as well.

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Asider23 Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:08 AM
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82. I love this
Gobama ;)
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briv1016 Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:20 AM
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83. Obama was "Giving him the business"
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hokies4ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:27 AM
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93. LOL!
Man that was hilarious! :rofl:
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:26 AM
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84. So much for "Yes, We Can".
When it comes to DINOS, it's gonna be, "Oh No You Didn't".

I love it.
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FunMe Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 03:13 PM
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156. New Sheriff coming to town and cleaning house!
Yup, Obama will sure to do his part to get rid of those DINOS and DLC types that have infiltrated our party.
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:12 AM
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85. WTG OUR LEADER!!!! Time to get the house in order work for the senate folks we real need it.
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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 03:27 AM
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87. ah, gangland politics
that will sell well, any video of the encounter?
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:16 AM
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92. That sounds Racist
stop. About time you put up or shut up, and racism is NEVER allowed.

Not in front of ME at least.

Try some Other words, now.
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BlueStateGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:34 PM
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195. It's not. It is a commonly used phrase. Stretching back to the 40's
A quick goggle search will show that.

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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:06 AM
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211. A lot of statements from the forties are no longer acceptable
in common conversation now, I'm 55 and not a PC kind of guy with many black members in my family, and that still sounded Racist to me.
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BlueStateGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 08:56 AM
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227. I don't think it is meant to be. And if any group wanted to take offense
it should be Italians. As I believe the phrase orginated with the mafia and politicians controlled by them.

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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:38 AM
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236. Gangland politics? That is not racist!
If you think it is you are stretching it too much.
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monomach Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:06 AM
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96. Tell us all about how you love Joe Lieberman.
Go ahead.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:37 AM
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110. that you would state that frames what you are perfectly.
not that it wasn't obvious anyway.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:39 AM
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122. ah, asshole comment. That will go over well. n/t
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TeamsterDem Donating Member (819 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:07 AM
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91. I wish I could've seen those face flaps quivering. n/t
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:47 AM
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94. Mark to finish tonight. I feel punch drunk just reading part of this.
& No, not hungover here. Here's your AMEN, and a K&R.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:06 AM
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97. they should settle it on the basketball court
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DeeDeeNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:06 AM
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99. Lieberman was Obama's assigned "mentor" when he first got to the Senate
He probably still holds a grudge against Obama for supporting Lamont. Nice to see Obama confronting him face to face!
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:09 AM
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100. AMEN !!!
Your power and influence is fading daily, Joe.

:toast:
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rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:08 AM
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101. folks we got a fighter here...the GOP will not know what hit them...
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 08:08 AM by rndmprsn
a confident, national security democrat named obama is coming to get you john w mccsame!
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BrklynLib at work Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:46 AM
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103. Ever hear of the "Johnson Treatment"



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bobbert Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:27 PM
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167. It's nice being tall
:)

Helps you win a lot of arguments
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 09:07 AM
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104. I especially love this because Lieberman is a physical bully
when he thinks he's picking on a little guy. I was in the audience at the last debate between Lieberman and Lamont. At the end, after the cameras were off, one of the panelists asking questions went over to shake hands, and Lieberman--who didn't like the panelist's questions--grabbed him by the wrist really hard, with the intention of hurting him. (I know the panelist, and he told me about it himself.) He was shitty to Lamont afterwards too. Even from up in the balcony it was obvious he was using threatening, aggressive body language.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:42 AM
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237. Videos and pics need to be taken when Lbrmn does that.
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frickaline Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 09:29 AM
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106. Huffpo reported on this if you'd like a publicly available source link:
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:34 AM
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108. Amen! -
But wait til Fox news gets to spin it for their idiot viewers. Could be trouble.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:49 AM
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111. And then he kicked Traitor Joe in the balls! ... (I wish)
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:50 AM
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112. I wish I'd seen that
I can imagine the sick look on Lieberman's face. :rofl:
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:52 AM
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113. Why isn't mcBush appointing Lieberman as his VP. it has nothing to do with him being a so-called
independent...
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Baby Snooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:52 AM
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114. The campaign has begun!
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 10:53 AM by Baby Snooks
By the time the conventions roll around, no one will pay any attention simply because the campaign will be in full swing. Including what may be some mean left hooks on the floors of Congress.

Looks to me that despite all the conjecture that Obama doesn't have what it takes to lead the country that he in fact does.

Reality is Joe Lieberman is forever an Independent. Neither party really wants him. And hopefully at this point neither do the voters in Connecticutt. Wonder if Connecticutt allows for recall?

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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:39 AM
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121. Obama is a strong man and doesn't appear to take shit from anyone
he responds to stupid comments and innuendo, unlike many other democrats who's put up with whatever the rabid lunie right was lied about.
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LucyParsons Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:40 AM
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123. WHY WON'T THE OTHER DEMS TO DO THIS TO BUSH???????????
It burns me up. It's easy. They're wrong, they're inhumane, they're illogical. It's easy - confront the fuckers! CONFRONT THEM!!!!!!
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:49 AM
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240. I have been saying that for years...
I have even emailed some of them many of them are useless...
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BigD_95 Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:00 PM
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125. I dislike Joe Lieberman
as much as Bush! I cant stand that piece of shit traitor.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:07 PM
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127. GOBAMA! FIRED UP!
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:09 PM
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128. McCain Better Be Stocking Up on DEPENDS! Obama is going easy on Lieberman!
Imagine what he's going to do to McCain!
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:16 PM
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130. Interesting place to do this - in front of reporters, other senators and the public
Sounds like Barack is making sure his fellow senators know who's in charge now.
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:20 PM
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131. Lieberman may be McCain's running mate.
These two are peas in the same pod. A rancid, pustulous, pod.
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Mister D Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:41 PM
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137. ?!?!!? And he was going to be Gore's VP????????
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:04 PM
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141. Hell, yeah. Kick ass and take names.
Not that we couldn't easily provide a list of the names of asses who need kicking.
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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:11 PM
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142. Shakespeare! I'll be Petruchio. Obama's playing Kate....
Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench;
I love her ten times more than e'er I did:
O, how I long to have some chat with her!

Just kidding. Methinks Obama can play any darn part he wants!
He's awesome!
I love him 10x more than ever.
You go, Barack Obama -- rid the room of The Lieb.

In the best of all words, Lieb becomes McSame's running mate.
Just the combination of their HORRIBLE voices would scare the bajeebus out of Repub voters -- let alone cause the Religious Right to stay home.

Cross your fingers!

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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:38 PM
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146. I hope Joe violently shat himself when it was over.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:39 PM
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147. Lieberman is a traitor to the Democratic Party. Get rid of him.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:55 PM
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148. I just have to say this...
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 01:56 PM by TwoSparkles
Obama is such an elegant speaker, and is dignified and fair minded. There are times that
I have often wondered if he will be tough enough. It wasn't that I doubted his ability
to be tough--but most of the time we see him behaving above-board and with such grace
and integrity.

I have to say--HELL YES!!! I'm so glad that Obama can be forceful, and that he's not afraid
to haul Lieberman's traitorous, war-lovin, doughy, neocon ass into a corner and verbally kick the shit
out of him.

We don't know what was said. However, it's obvious that Obama isn't afraid to tell it like it
is and call out someone--even if that person is a seasoned Senator.

I'm so happy to hear this.

We've got our Progressive dream candidate, folks. He's got the courage, wisdom and decency to
mop up this huge mess we're in--and take on those ruthless neocon bastards.

Each day with Obama as our nominee--brings promising and uplifting news!
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:33 PM
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171. I once worked for a candidate who was so nice
that I wondered if he would be tough enough if he got to Congress. Well, something came up during the campaign that I thought was a big problem and I told him about it... I wasn't sure he could fire someone, but after getting all the information, he did. You never know all sides of someone till you've known them for a while. And usually a campaign brings it all out.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 02:00 PM
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149. Getting Lieberman off the committees is long overdue...
perhaps it will happen very, very soon.

:applause:
"O BA MA"

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:18 PM
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157. I bet Obama could even kick his arse at bowling! LOL
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:46 PM
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159. good
probably told him he will protect Israel if it's attacked and LIEberman is just spreading falsehoods about Obama (big surprise), among other things Barack might have said...

Lieberman is grotesque... I will never understand Gore's choice.


New Obama & Anti-McSame items - The GOOD Stuff!
www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable
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trickyguy Donating Member (461 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 04:57 PM
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164. I'll toss in my AMEN to that.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:29 PM
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168. He's the new Big Dawg.
Better shape up, smelly dog.
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:33 PM
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172. Hee...I said the same thing earlier.
New Big Dog in town. :)
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:56 PM
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175. The description reminded me
of how I try to dominate dogs that try to dominate my old, weak dog. I get in their face and speak very firmly leaning over them. Haven't gotten bit yet!
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:10 PM
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176. OMG, that's exactly what I said when I saw the snippet of video LOL
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 06:12 PM by blonndee
Seriously, check it out. You're spot on--that's exactly what it looks like! :rofl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5DNpJBzxG8
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:45 AM
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238. That's one of the tactics Cesar Millan uses.
If the dog is violent and in a cage he improvises and places himself over the cage. Top dog bottom dog thing.
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:32 PM
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170. Obama continues to impress. n/t
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:56 PM
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174. The Winds of Change!
The conversation might have started like this:

Obama: Sen. Lieberman, I don't know if you've been paying attention but there's about to be a new sheriff in town...
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rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:22 PM
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179. nice...
what i was thinking exactly...not this year, not this time.
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PleaseSayItAintSo Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:20 PM
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178. A-fucking-men!
This man knows just how to take charge. He's showing it now that he's unconstrained by the race with Sen Clinton.

What a refreshing thing to seen - a Dem with guts.
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:55 PM
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182. Excellent , Let the Bitch-slapping begin


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LBJDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:55 PM
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185. Didn't Obama support Lieberman when the latter was running against Lamont? nt
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:56 PM
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186. AMEN & HALLELUJAH!!
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:58 PM
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187. Yes you can.....AMEN AMEN AMEN.....
Nice!
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CesarAugustus2 Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:16 PM
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190. Is there no video?
This could be exaggeration by the journalist.
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:20 PM
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191. I think Lieberman has been put on notice. I'm sure it was done "nicely"
but I'm sure things were put in no uncertain terms. Come January, Joey is going to find his ass without any chairmanships.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:21 PM
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192. FUCK YEAH!
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

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kwenu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:26 PM
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194. Take the belt off Obama!!!
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:40 PM
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197. He backed him up AGAINST the wall? Lots of luck, Barack...
Trying to talk sense into "GOP Joe" Lieberman is like talking TO the wall!
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:41 PM
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198. Awsome!! GOBAMA!! nt
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 08:46 PM
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199. Amen Brother!


I loves me some Obama
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WillTheGoober Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:13 PM
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200. This makes me happy ... :-)
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:32 PM
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201. All and all, he's just another brick in the wall. nt
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:37 PM
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203. Ok, I've waited quite a while to respond to this thread. But that wasn't presdiential.
I despise lieberan as much as anyone here. I cannot believe I actually voted for him as my VP. But backing him up agasint a wall? Sorry. That's too bad.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:43 PM
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205. Lieberman needs to be kept in line.
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:49 PM
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206. Physical intimidation isn't a tactic I want to see from my president.
Or friend. Or adversary.

As much as I despise him, that just isn't right.
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goletian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 02:27 AM
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214. it was the infamous obama appeasement mccains been talkin about
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:51 PM
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207. He will walk the talk to the Enemy. No preconditions. Yep.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:10 AM
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213. And from the looks of it, he doesn't mean "Kumbaya" sessions either.
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CardInAustin Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:36 AM
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209. Careful Barack, don't mess with "Joementum"!
When they hang out and go to lunch....does anybody sit with Joe? Or does he have to give Zell a call on his cell?
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Cobalt-60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 05:37 AM
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218. Amen!
Obama should have drawn a mustache on Grima Lieberman at the end of the exchange.
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BREMPRO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 07:43 AM
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224. double AMEN. FINALLY someone with courage enough to smack down the facists!!!!
Lie-berman needed a wake up call from a REAL democrat.
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:33 AM
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231. Amen
It is awesome to finally have a Dem not just sit back and passively take this shit.

I'm feelin' the hope!
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